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1 Tip for Landscape Photography That Opens Up a Whole New World


I have only 1 tip that will hopefully inspire you and help you to improve your landscape photography: use a wide angle (preferably 16mm or wider, full frame equivalent) and get extremely close to objects.

Get as close as the lens can focus (or even closer). With this technique, you can find foregrounds literally anywhere. Small textures can look huge in a photo.

Try to get very low to the ground and look through your camera’s viewfinder or live view to see how the foreground looks in the picture. When you get to a location, look for small details on the ground instead of the “main” subject and view you will focus on.

Here’s an example of what you can capture:

And here’s a behind-the-scenes shot of how the above photo was made:

I found a cool rock texture that I used as a foreground. The wider the focal length, the more intense the foreground effect will be.

I guide a lot of workshops and I always find this tip is one of the most helpful ones for the students.

About the author: Albert Dros is an award-winning Dutch photographer. His work has been published by some of the world’s biggest media channels, including TIME, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, and National Geographic. You can find more of his work on his website, or by following him on Facebook and Instagram.